Starfleet Diplomatic Corps, StarBase 118 Division

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StarBase 118's status as the major spacedock complex in both the Trinity and Serellan Sectors and its close proximity to both the Romulan Star Empire and Klingon Empire necessitates a large contingent of diplomats and associated personnel, as well as a suite for the express use of the Starfleet Diplomatic Corps.

The Starfleet Diplomatic Corps itself is an agency of the United Federation of Planets comprised of ambassadors, envoys, and other diplomats who negotiate on behalf of the UFP. The Corps is a division of the Federation Department of the Exterior, responsible for negotiating with foreign powers and maintaining relations between Federation members. The Corps executes the foreign policy set forth by the Federation President, Federation Council, and Federation Secretary of the Exterior, and often often works hand-in-hand with Starfleet.

Personnel

The SDC's presence is not exclusively comprised of diplomats and their aides. The diplomatic suite maintains its own science and medical facilities, set aside for the use of foreign and Federation diplomats, and a security division, separate from base security and with the primary duty of protecting the Office's personnel and visiting dignitaries.

Ambassadorial

Typically, the base plays permanent host to one or two ambassadors or envoys, with a variety of aides and supplementary personnel assisting. From November of 2385, when the Office was established, the Envoy-in-Residence has been Lily Ventu, a woman who holds a dual residency in the Federation's Starfleet as a lieutenant commander. Ventu is assisted by her primary helpers.

The Lysandro ambassador Buoyant Drifter has their quarters here.

Security

Security personnel are by far the most numerous in the SDC office, if only to ensure that each delegate, diplomat, or dignitary is escorted by no less than half a dozen at any given time. Each member of the security staff is employed by the SDC, but some may hold dual residencies in the Federation Starfleet or in other security organizations.

Medical/Science

The SB118 SDC Office maintains its own small hospital facility, run by xxx. While separate from the main base's medical facilities, the SDC's medical personnel liaise regularly with starbase medical personnel. However, the medical personnel exist solely to attend to the medical needs of any diplomats on the station. The science facilities of the SDC Office are geared less towards natural phenomena and more towards the social and biological sciences. For example, the SDC Office employs several xenolinguists and xenobiologists.

Facilities

Main Office
The SDC office on StarBase 118 is located in the administrative section of the base.

Main Office

A double-level facility. The majority of the work of the SDC's employees is accomplished in this office, including nearly all of the science work and the day-to-day minutiae of scheduling, vidscreen messaging, liaising, and such.
Envoy's Office

Envoy's Office

The envoy's or ambassador's personal office. Typically, it will serve as the meeting place between the envoy and foreign diplomats.

Diplomatic Quarters

Although most diplomats will choose to utilize their own vehicles or the base's diplomatic quarters, a small number prefer to be housed directly by the SDC, and the office maintains a small number of luxury quarters for that purpose.
Diplomatic Medical Center

Security Office

An office for the SDC chief of security and his or her detachment of officers. Typically, only a quarter or less of the SDC's security personnel will be on duty at any given time, allowing the security office to serve as a spacious briefing and training facility.